Posted on June 16, 2014
Posted on November 22, 2013
These striking red umbrellas are put up every day right outside Four Freedoms Park next to a health-conscious food truck (that serves the most delicious mint iced tea on the planet by the way!). The park was about to close and the picnic area emptied out just in time to grab this photo. The contrast of the color with the evening shadows and the monochrome background that just is what the park is all about worked out wonderfully.
Taken with a Zeiss 21mm f2.8 lens, which is probably the one I would keep if someone told me that I had to get rid of all my lenses except one… It’s a true masterpiece of precision in every way.
Posted on November 19, 2013
The image was taken with a Zeiss 25mm f2 lens, which is one of my absolute favorites. It consistently draws it’s photos with a somber, darker, and subdued color profile that is somehow relaxing at the same time. It’s hard to describe without taking a few hundred photos with the lens, but I do love the cinematic look that this lens gives it’s images. This photo is different because I shot it in black and white to emphasize the reflections in a way that I was not able to do with several tries of shooting it in several different color profiles, but I think the qualities of this lens are worth mentioning. It’s small, light, has a wonderfully precise manual focus ring, and the extra 4mm of length that it has over the Zeiss 21mm actually makes more of a difference than you might think. I struggle to use the 21mm lens for my favorite style of close up with context photos because it’s always just a bit too wide for this application, but the 25mm f2 does this beautifully.